Current Alerts

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip

Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes…

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Goolwa Beach closed to recreational Pipi fishing

Effective 5 May 2017.PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to high levels E.coli found within locally sourced Pipis.Go to the Pipi closure page for more information.…

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News - SARDI

New technology to protect Australia's grain industries

26 April 2017

A suite of new smart trapping technology is being developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to protect Australia’s grain industries from airborne pests and diseases.

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Ascochyta blight advice for pulse growers

10 April 2017

South Australian chickpea growers are being urged to consider their ability to effectively manage ascochyta blight before planting the crop.

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Research enriching the lives of shy chooks

7 April 2017

Shy hens are overcoming their fear of open spaces - thanks to shade shelters, sand pits and hay bales.

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New app to measure water stress of grapevines

24 January 2017

A new smartphone app that helps grape growers measure the water status of their vines is being trialled across Australia.

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Grains research jobs boost for South Australia

1 December 2016

A recruitment drive is underway for new regional agronomists to bolster grains research as part of a major commitment by the State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

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Saltbush eggs - the next tasty hit?

1 November 2016

Free range saltbush eggs could be the next niche product to hit local menus.

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Research program pioneers a deeper understanding of the Great Australian Bight

24 October 2016

More than 60 new species have been discovered in the Great Australian Bight as part of one of the largest whole-of-ecosystem studies undertaken in Australian waters.

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Grains research champion retires from SARDI

7 October 2016

A senior cereal research scientist who has been a shining light for the South Australian grain industry over the last four decades has retired from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

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Chickpea growers advised to spray crops to prevent ascochyta blight

19 August 2016

South Australian chickpea growers are being urged to apply preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops following a severe outbreak of ascochyta blight.

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SA joins Animal Welfare Science Centre

5 July 2016

South Australia has reinforced its position as a national leader in animal welfare scienceresearch after joining the Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC).

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